George E. Holderness, SQMS.
Personal information
Age 30
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 5379474
Rank SQMS.
Function Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant
Platoon / Troop / Flight HQ Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Reconnaisance Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
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Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Reconnaissance Corps
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot West of Tafelberg Hotel
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

A group of aprox 15 men of the HQ group was making its way to the river on the night of the withdrawal when they had to disperse because of german machine gun fire just south of Hartenstein. The rear man, S.Q.M.S. George Holderness, had the job of getting them all back into line. It was whilst doing this that, in the darkness, he approached a standing figure whom he assumed was a member of the group. Unfortunately, it was a German, who shot him dead. After the battle, the body of George Holderness�s body could not be found.

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George E. Holderness, SQMS.
Personal information
Age 30
Nationality British
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number 5379474
Rank SQMS.
Function Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant
Platoon / Troop / Flight HQ Troop
Company / Squadron 1st Airlanding Reconnaisance Squadron
Unit / Group Unknown
Unit image
Division / Transport / Command 1st Airborne Division
Regiment Reconnaissance Corps
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot West of Tafelberg Hotel
Map reference Unknown
Burial Location No known grave
Grave number Unknown
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

A group of aprox 15 men of the HQ group was making its way to the river on the night of the withdrawal when they had to disperse because of german machine gun fire just south of Hartenstein. The rear man, S.Q.M.S. George Holderness, had the job of getting them all back into line. It was whilst doing this that, in the darkness, he approached a standing figure whom he assumed was a member of the group. Unfortunately, it was a German, who shot him dead. After the battle, the body of George Holderness�s body could not be found.

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